The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identified 13 active substances (Table 1) for which a review of MRLs is no longer considered necessary, including 6 active substances that were already included temporarily in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 by risk managers pending finalisation of their evaluation under Directive 91/414/EEC or Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and pending submission of EFSA’s reasoned opinion in accordance with Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.
According to EFSA, the active substances Beauveria brongniartii and potassium permanganate were not included in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC in accordance with Commission Decision 2008/768/EC, following voluntarily withdrawal of support by the respective notifiers. An EFSA Conclusion or an EU peer review of the pesticide risk assessment is not available for these substances.
The MRLs have been set to the default MRL of 0.01 mg/kg according to Art 18(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. As no codex maximum residue limits (CXLs) are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and no import tolerances are currently in place for Beauveria brongniartii and potassium permanganate, the review of MRLs for these substances becomes obsolete. It is noted that, according to the information provided by Germany during the MS consultation, no analytical methods are currently available to enforce residues of Beauveria brongniartii and potassium permanganate in food and feed.
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Source: Agropages